Despite the rain that won't quit and water that seems to seep into my house everywhere I look and the dog that is stinking everything up because she cannot do her business outside when there is a threat of any 'weather', I'm in a pretty good mood today.
Yesterday, while the rain stopped for a few minutes, I ran out to the mailbox and had a couple wonderful surprises. (Hmmm, do they count as surprises if I ordered them?) A stack of delicious fabrics from Z&S:
a HUGE Real Simple pre-holiday issue, and the new Anthropologie STITCH catalog... I tell you what, my frown turned upside-down right then.
I sorted through all my new lovely fabrics and immediately chose the next one I would use. Whee! I love the Chocolate Lollipop line from FreshCut... it's so feminine and modern at the same time. And the colors are so perfect for fall gifting.
And then I flipped through the STITCH catalog and, whoa! I was taken back by this gorgeous blanket on page 23, the Weston Park throw:
"Swatches of creamy sweaterknit are patched together and detailed with plump roses, while printed velvet laps around the expanse. " (copy and image shamelessly borrowed from the anthro website)
So I don't really need another project idea right now, because my list is growing way faster than I can handle, but -- goodness gracious -- isn't this yummy? I have been wanting to bind a quilt with velvet for a while now, but I love the ruffle so much.
Now, if a rainy day meant cozying up with a blanket like that, bring it on...